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Premier Inn, Bristol, 14th floor - after an entire day and half the night (22:00) of moving and cleaning. Before we left for the return journey, I returned to the letting agency (Connells) with a car full of crap from the flat which I nonchalantly dumped in their office before going off on one.
The flat was shit high. Further action is being taken.....believe me.

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Almost me? When I saw the logs, I said let the kids go out as far as they can. Mother's instant panic, woods old and rotten they may fall in? When mothers not looking I tell them it's ok, after all their father's were they to play get wet rescuing
kids (been there done that) the kids with no fear, including the 2yrs old, just walked up and down, no adults followed? The kids were sure footed. Me on the other hand was trying to help where it was not needed and almost tripped over my own big feet.
When I told them to go on one foot and hop, my daughter had a sense of humour failure?
Granddad in the poo again?
 
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I posted this on the ARRSE twitchers' thread this morning, but then thought it might be of interest to Rum Ration as well.

"Slightly unusual sight for me - big black bird ( crow or raven??) sharing the roof of my garden shed with what seems to be a buzzard (juvenile?) and Stumpy the resident flightless magpie. Location is the Arreton valley, Isle of Wight.

"Stumpy seems to have a damaged wing and can only flutter at best; a parent bird is still around and tries to show it how to fly. Stumpy manages pretty well to survive on grubs and worms from the garden, but may have problems as winter approaches.

"Shortly after I took the picture, the buzzard flew off with the crow/raven in pursuit. I suppose it's possible the raptor saw Stumpy as a potential meal.

"Grateful for thoughts of more serious twitchers. "

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I posted this on the ARRSE twitchers' thread this morning, but then thought it might be of interest to Rum Ration as well.

"Slightly unusual sight for me - big black bird ( crow or raven??) sharing the roof of my garden shed with what seems to be a buzzard (juvenile?) and Stumpy the resident flightless magpie. Location is the Arreton valley, Isle of Wight.

"Stumpy seems to have a damaged wing and can only flutter at best; a parent bird is still around and tries to show it how to fly. Stumpy manages pretty well to survive on grubs and worms from the garden, but may have problems as winter approaches.

"Shortly after I took the picture, the buzzard flew off with the crow/raven in pursuit. I suppose it's possible the raptor saw Stumpy as a potential meal.

"Grateful for thoughts of more serious twitchers. "

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Crows see Buzzards as both a threat and a competitor for food and will go to great lengths to escort them away to another location. Stumpy has dark days ahead and without flight a very short career.:(
 
Shoot Stumpy, Magpies are one of the biggest stealers of other birds eggs.
I understand the point of view, although "experts" such as the RSPB have a different one. I put the point to Stumpy, who said that being unable to fly he was a bit limited in the egg/chick stealing business. However, he would have a word with a Mr Hitchcock and could you provide your grid reference please? :)
 

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I've already got Nelson, a one eyed straggly Crow, so I'll pass thanks. I often ignore "Experts" and take note of Gamekeepers who haven't a clue what they are talking about, apparantly. :oops:
 
I've already got Nelson, a one eyed straggly Crow, so I'll pass thanks. I often ignore "Experts" and take note of Gamekeepers who haven't a clue what they are talking about, apparantly. :oops:
That will be the case of realty of those on the ground and tree huggers who have nothing to do with the country folk, they will be banning fox hunting next?????
 

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